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HEWITT Martin
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age41
Place of BirthWidnes, ENG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Wilmslow, ENG
Occupation
Athlete, Consultant, Veteran
Higher education
Royal Military Academy : Sandhurst, ENG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-skiing two months after being wounded in Afghanistan.
Why this sport?
Before being shot in the arm in Afghanistan, Hewitt was a ski instructor so it was natural for him to continue skiing with his impairment.
Club / Team
Combined Services Disabled Ski Team [CSDST]: Great Britain
Name of coach
Mark Scorgie
General Interest
Other sports
He also took part competitively in athletics. (walkingwiththewounded.org.uk, 13 Dec 2010)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (walkingwiththewounded.org.uk, 13 Dec 2010)
Impairment
He was shot in the right arm and left foot while serving in the British Army in Afghanistan in 2007. The bullet severed his brachial artery, paralysing his right arm. (walkingwiththewounded.org.uk, 13 Dec 2010)
Other information
WALKING WITH THE WOUNDED
He is part of Walking with the Wounded, an organisation that organises adventure trips for injured armed forces personnel. In 2011 he was part of the first team of people [including His Royal Highness Prince Harry] with an impairment to walk to the North Pole without support. The walk was filmed, and a documentary called 'Harry's Arctic Heroes' aired on British television. Another special called 'Harry's Mountain Heroes' showed him setting up an expedition. (walkingwiththewounded.org.uk, 13 Dec 2010; martinhewitt.co.uk, 30 Aug 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
22 2010/2011 Slalom - Standing 1:55.18
23 2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:43.28